The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #146066 Message #3381347
Posted By: Ebbie
25-Jul-12 - 12:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
Subject: RE: BS: Anyone complaining about the UK heat?
Hmmmmmm. I don't like 80F weather myself so I was understanding of the discomfort expressed by a few. Then I got to thinking of Death Valley...
(I've driven through the Mojave but never specifically into Death Valley.)
Death Valley is a desert valley located in Eastern California. Situated within the Mojave Desert, it features the lowest, driest, and hottest locations in North America.
Badwater, a basin located in Death Valley, is the specific location (36° 15' N 116° 49.5' W) of the lowest elevation in North America at 282 feet (86 m) below sea level. This point is only 84.6 miles (136.2 km) ESE of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet (4,421 m).
Death Valley holds the record for the highest reliably reported temperature in the Western hemisphere, 134 °F (56.7 °C) at Furnace Creek on July 10, 1913, just short of the world record, 136 °F (57.8 °C) in 'Aziziya, Libya, on September 13, 1922.
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Death Valley: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Elevation: 2040 feet
Land area: 4713.3 square miles.
Population density: 0.1 people per square mile (very low).
Population of Death Valley: 629 (2007)all rural